IN BRIEF: Volunteers needed to review county charter

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  • | 3:29 p.m. June 21, 2015
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The Volusia County Council is seeking civic-minded citizen volunteers to spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter and recommending amendments. The charter is the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of county government and requires a review at least every 10 years.

The charter review commission can look at government operations and the charter itself. Any recommended amendments will appear on the next general election ballot. The commission can also present a report on matters that do not require a vote by the Volusia electorate.

Fifteen citizens will be selected to serve on the committee. All commission members will be subject to the Florida Sunshine law.

Citizens who wish to serve on the charter committee must fill out an application by June 29. Applications can be obtained on the county’s website,, or in the community services office. Call 943-7029.

Summer food service available

The city of Ormond Beach is partnering with the County of Volusia Summer Food Service Program and will be providing meals to children in need who are 18 years of age and under. Meals will be served at the Nova Community Center, 440 N. Nova Road, and at South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave., weekdays from June 15 to July 31. Food service will continue through Aug. 7 at the South Ormond Neighborhood Center.

Breakfast will be served 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. and lunch will be served noon-1 p.m.

Call 676-3250.

MainStreet: Visitors welcome

Ormond Beach MainStreet has relocated to 44 W. Granada Bld. The staff invites citizens to stop by and tell them what they would like to see happen in the downtown.

MainStreet is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that seeks to revitalize downtown economic development by uniting businesses, community, and government.


Meet your state representative

State Representative Fred Costello will hold a town hall meeting 6:30-8 p.m. on July 8 at Ormond Beach City Hall. He will provide a brief legislative update and answer questions regarding the 2015 Legislative Sessions. He will also be available to discuss District 25 residents’ priorities for Florida’s future.


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